Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Sheppard, Robert

SHEPPARD, ROBERT (fl. 1730–1740), engraver, worked for the booksellers during the second quarter of the last century. He engraved most of the portraits of sovereigns and statesmen in Rapin's ‘History of England,’ 1732–7, fol.; as well as the portrait of Edward Kidder prefixed to his ‘Receipts,’ 1740. There is a set of six large but wretchedly executed copies of Audran's plates of the battles of Alexander, three of which are the work of Sheppard.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Dod's manuscript Hist. of Engravers in Brit. Mus. (Addit. MS. 33404).]

F. M. O'D.